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Thursday, November 30, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A handful of growing marijuana plants sit under artificial grow lights in a small marijuana cultivation space.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Washington Report Gives Side-Eye to Homegrow Legalization (Leafly)

// Scotts Miracle-Gro Beefs Up Cannabis Industry Exposure with $72.2 Million Acquisition of Can-Filters (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Sessions hints at crackdown on recreational pot affecting California other states (Sacramento Bee)


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// San Francisco pushes forward with legal marijuana sales (Washington Post (AP))

// 66 Members Of Congress Demand Protection Of State Medical Marijuana Laws (Weed News)

// California’s High Cannabis Tax Could Doom Legalization. Here’s a Fix (Leafly)

// Cannabis mergers and acquisitions more than double as Aurora buys rivals with investor windfall (Calgary Herald)

// Massachusetts House budget writers propose giving $2.7 million to marijuana regulators (Mass Live)

// Can medical marijuana users have firearms? Police say no (Lehigh Valley Live )

// Kellyanne Conway Has Zero Experience In Drug Policy But Is Running the White House Opioid Response (Mother Jones)


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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// House passes marijuana legislation bill moves to Senate (CTV News)

// Canadian cannabis company to pay $1.6M for California dispensary (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Surrender Your Guns Police Tell Hawaiian Medical Marijuana Patients (Leafly)


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// Michigan police face questions about using experimental saliva drug test at DUI stops (Cannabist (AP))

// Sacramento to Consider Greenlighting Jan. 1 Cannabis Sales (Leafly)

// How legal marijuana in N.J. will disrupt Pa.’s medical program: A Q&A with Duane Morris lawyers (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// New Yorkers Support Legalizing Marijuana As Budget Fix Poll Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// City Clerk: No Medical Marijuana Businesses Have Applied To Operate in Lansing So Far (WKAR )

// NH marijuana legalization study panel holds third meeting (WMUR)

// Chart: Value of largest Canadian US marijuana companies (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Did Past Harassment Allegations Finally Catch Up To MPP’s Rob Kampia? (Leafly)

// Proposed pot regulations open door to craft growers, licensing non-violent offenders (CBC News)

// Tribe’s Marijuana Consultant Pays Fine Court Costs (U.S. News & World Report (AP))


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// Statistics Canada to add marijuana economic impact to GDP data (Nasdaq)

// State to medical marijuana company: Stop selling vape pens (Florida Politics)

// State pot commission aims to have first draft of rules set by end of Dec. (Boston Globe)

// CBD oil is illegal in Indiana says Attorney General Curtis Hill after months of confusion (Indy Star)

// Last stop for cannabis advertising on Muni buses, trains, stations, and stops (SF Gate)

// Smoke shop owner who said bongs were only for tobacco convicted of selling drug paraphernalia (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// Pot dispensary staff who camped out 27 days for 4/20 permit lost it to a guy named ‘Smokey’ (9 News NBC)


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Monday, November 6, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Racist Maine governor Paul LePage.

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Monday, November 6, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// LePage just says no to bill that would launch Maine’s marijuana market (Portland Press Herald)

// On Legalization’s 5th Anniversary, Here’s What We’ve Learned (Leafly)

// MJ Freeway’s point-of-sale system goes down again (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Ohio Names 11 Medical Cannabis Cultivation Provisional License Holders (New Cannabist Ventures)

// Senate could hold up government’s pot bill beyond July deadline (CBC News)

// New Mexico May Add Opioid Use Disorder as a Qualifying Condition (Leafly)

// Drugged Driving Crackdown: Michigan Police Officers to Begin Mouth Swabs in 5 Counties (Legal Examiner)

// CDOT Lyft and Marijuana Industry Group partner to stop Coloradans from driving high (Denver Channel)

// Men seeking medical marijuana bombard Pennsylvania gynecologist’s office (Cannabist (AP))

// Five things you should know about Shaleen Title (Boston Globe)


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Thursday, November 2, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A neon medical marijuana sign sits in a glass storefront next to another neon sign reading 'Open'.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, November 2, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Michigan reverses stance, will let certain marijuana shops stay open (Michigan Radio)

// White House opioid commission calls for wide-ranging changes to anti-drug policies (Washington Post)

// The FDA Targets Country’s Largest CBD Producer In Warning Over Cancer Claims (Forbes)


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// San Francisco pot proposal aims to help victims of ‘failed drug war’ (San Francisco Chronicle)

// Nevada Tax Commission extends emergency pot regulations (Sierra Sun)

// Colorado budget proposal calls for new task force to target illegal marijuana ops (Cannabist)

// Pennsylvania Starts Signing up Medical Marijuana Patients (Leafly (AP))

// Ontario introduces pot legislation with steep fines for illegal dispensaries (Global News (Canadian Press) )

// Hemp Crop Acres Increase 138% In One Year (Green Market Report )

// 3 Santa Ana police officers sentenced to community service for petty theft and vandalism charges connected to pot shop raid (OC Register)


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// DOJ Admits It Isn’t Legal To Keep Prosecuting Washington State Medical Marijuana Users (Huffington Post)

// MassRoots in turmoil after CEO ouster; CannaRegs scuttles planned $12M merger (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Crowdfunding Site Cancels Aid to California Wildfire Victims- Because Cannabis (Leafly)


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// Medical marijuana businesses could need up to $500k to start up in Michigan (MLive)

// Share Supply Sinks Canadian Cannabis Companies (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Hawaii approves second lab for medical marijuana testing (Pacific Business News)

// Medical Marijuana Grower Gets Green Light in Pennsylvania (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Legalize Maine says Legislature’s rewrite of pot law ‘not ready for prime time’ (Portland Press Herald)

// Report: Cannabis industry capital raises reach $1.8B in 2017 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// ‘Everywhere I go, all I smell is pot now,’ Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says (Mass Live)


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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The Drug Industry’s Triumph Over the DEA (Washington Post)

// MassRoots Board Removes CEO Isaac Dietrich (Forbes)

// Black Adults Are 7 Times More Likely to Be Arrested for Pot Than White Adults in Philadelphia Suburbs (NBC Philadelphia)


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// Legal marijuana is saving lives in Colorado, study finds (Washington Post)

// Three finalists named for cannabis commission director (Boston Globe)

// Board aims for early 2018 to issue marijuana cultivation licenses (THV 11)

// TSX Threatens to Delist Canadian Companies with U.S. Cannabis Operations (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Chart: 42% of marijuana business owners plan to expand into new markets (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New Hampshire Marijuana Study Commission To Hold First Meeting (Marijuana Moment)

// Rebuked, ex-Wolf adviser suspends sale of marijuana company (The Inquirer)


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Thursday, October 5, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, October 5, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Want to grow marijuana? Company selling permit for $20M (Inquirer)

// Supreme Court Justice Partied With Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana edibles won’t be sold until July, 2019 (Global News)


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// Hundreds applied to be on California’s pot advisory committee. Here’s who got picked (Los Angeles Times)

// Gorilla Glue adhesives company reaches settlement with cannabis business (Cannabist)

// Marijuana grower drops suit against Pa. Health Dept. (Inquirer)

// LA Considers First Ever City-Owned Public Bank In US (CBS Los Angeles)

// CBD Cleared For Use By Athletes (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis Industry Struggles With Hiring People With Past Pot Convictions (Forbes)

// Out-of-state companies making a run for Ohio’s medical marijuana licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New acting Drug Enforcement Administration chief appointed (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Interior Alaska voters strongly reject proposed pot bans (News Miner)

// Special session ends abruptly after Republican state senators reject second of two bills to fix Colorado pot-tax error (Denver Post)


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// First Maryland medical cannabis crop grown, but not yet for sale (Baltimore Sun)

// FDA To Review Medical Claims About Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Trudeau Proposes C$1 a Gram Tax on Canada’s Recreational Pot (Bloomberg)

// Given a Monopoly on Ontario Store Product, Licensed Producers Push for Online Sales (Leafly)

// San Diego legalizes local supply chain for marijuana (San Diego Union-Tribune)

// 3 months into recreational marijuana sales, Nevada dispensaries experience pot shortage (My News 4)

// Pennsylvania medical marijuana program on track, but legal issues loom (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Thursday, September 21, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Sessions reiterates distaste for marijuana legalization (Cannabist)

// Sen. Al Franken Is Evolving On Marijuana (Forbes)

// Ontario considers pricing recreational pot at $10 a gram (CBC News)


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// Roger Stone is desperate for people to know he wants to legalize weed (Death and Taxes)

// Las Vegas marijuana shop can stay open 24/7 (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Poll: Broad support among Utahns for medical marijuana ballot initiative, including strong support among Mormons (Utah Policy)

// Kentucky judge dismisses challenge of medical marijuana ban (Washington Post)

// CHP Could Be Put in Charge of Quashing the Cannabis Black Market (LA Weekly)

// How long will it take Pa. to respond to medical marijuana request? Years state says (Penn Live)

// As legalization looms, Couche-Tard considers selling marijuana (Montreal Gazette)


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